BFG was born in the concern of a mother wanting to have their children occupied decided to form a dance group. Its founder aims to keep children and young people occupied and at the same time participating and learning our traditions and roots.
Banquet facilities available to non-members! The Elgin Country Club hosts outside golf outings. Elgin Country Club offers banquet services and a venue that is perfect for your next event, from a corporate meeting to the wedding of your dreams. Your event at the Elgin Country Club will be an experience in gracious and personalized service, exceptional cuisine, elegant ambiance and breathtaking views. Our dedicated staff will make sure that your next event will impress and we guarantee you will come away smiling.
An Elgin Old Tyme Holiday Radio Show
November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19, 2017
Bring the family to enjoy Elgin radio shows as they really were. ETC will present three different classic radio programs:
Archie Andrew's Christmas Shopping – Mass confusion results when Archie, his parents and all his friends go Christmas shopping at the same time in the same department store.
Fibber Paints a Christmas Tree White - Fibber is too cheap to pay $10 for a white-painted Christmas tree and decides to do it himself with the expected comic consequences.
Miracle on 34th Street - In this Christmas classic, Doris Walker, a no-nonsense Macy's executive, desperately searches for a new store Santa. She hires Kris Kringle who insists that he's the real Santa Claus. But he has many skeptics, including Doris and her young daughter, Susan. So Kris must go to court to try and prove it. Is he the real Santa Claus?
A bit of nostalgic Elgin revisited for the holidays.
A Piece of My Heart
By Shirley Lauro
Suggested by the book by Keith Walker
February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, 2018
A Piece of My Heart is a collection of women’s experiences in the Vietnam War. It portrays a group of women, mainly nurses, and their stories that goes behind the scenes and shares their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. The strong undercurrent flowing throughout the individual the stories is the devotion that they have for the fighting soldiers. The soldiers are front and center in the war effort and in the nurses’ consciousness—their comfort, their needs, their struggles, and pain. The play also successfully portrays the overwhelming “fish out of water” feeling that the women felt in Vietnam, the atrocious working conditions, and the constant struggle to provide compassionate treatment. The play focuses on the women’s stories, their individual journeys and discoveries, and their camaraderie while helping each other in dangerous, confusing and complicated situations, in a fighting zone.
A Piece of My Heart is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17, 2018
Gordon is dead, but his cell phone lives on. When Jean, an empathetic museum worker, answers his ringing phone beside her in a café, she is soon playing unwitting comforter and confessor to the man’s grieving friends and family. Before she knows it, Jean’s ensnarled in the underbelly of the dead man’s life. The event turns out to be a wake-up call that sends her on a date with the dead man’s brother, a drinking binge with his wife, and a mysterious rendezvous with his mistress. Not to mention trips to the afterlife and the black market.
A wildly imaginative new comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Location and times
All performances will be held at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., 8th Floor, Elgin, Il 60120.
Friday and Saturday performances start at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday performances start at 2:00 p.m.
Escapade 360 is Elgin's premier escape room. Located approximately 35 miles west of Chicago, Escapade 360 is the perfect complement to a night out, before or after dinner or drinks. Our family-friendly themes are fun and safe for guests ages 12 and up, and your group is sure to be talking about your experience for days afterward. Come experience a journey from the everyday!
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center is the perfect place to enjoy rich fall colors, snow-frosted trees, spring wildflowers, summer amphibians, and an ever changing host of birds near the pond, in the woods, or even from the comfort of the nature center. The 67-acre natural area that flanks both sides of Brookside Drive has a wheelchair accessible trail that leads to the pond and sedge meadow as well as wide, wood-chipped trails to access other areas. Please bring your family and friends. We have games and activities for children and families to enjoy together. The pond is a great place to teach your children to fish, or to just appreciate the natural beauty.
The Sears Centre is an 11,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a northwest suburb, 25 miles from Chicago. The arena has 43 luxury suites on two separate levels. The venue opened on October 26, 2006, with performances by Duran Duran and Bob Dylan; it was estimated to attract over 750,000 visitors annually.
The Highlands of Elgin has become a premier destination for thousands of golfers throughout the region. Nine new holes reclain an old stone quarry and take maximum advantage of the unique and dramatic landforms that were left behind, including a twelve acre quarry lake.
The Wing Park facility includes a 22,653 sq. foot recreation pool, double flume slide, sand volleyball court, diving hopper, four water play features, bathhouse, competition lap pool, children's play area, and a concession building.